Notice of Clarification of Application Instructions for NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2)

Notice Number: NOT-RM-07-007

Key Dates
Release Date:  March 30, 2007

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (

This FOA is developed as an NIH Roadmap initiative (; all NIH Institutes and Centers are participating. This FOA is being administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) on behalf of the NIH.

The purpose of this notice is to clarify the application instructions for the "2007 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2),” (RFA-RM-07-009) which was published in the NIH Guide on March 9, 2007. The following instructions replace Section IV. Application and Submission Information; Part 6. Other Submission Requirements; Paragraph 1. This paragraph now contains the following two sub-paragraphs (1.a and 1.b):

1.a. SF424 (R&R) HEADER (MAIN) PAGE: Enter title of applicant’s project in the "Application Filing Name" field. DO NOT include the two-digit Area of Science code at the beginning of the title in this field. The title entered in this field is for use solely by the applicant for tracking the application through the submission process. It has a different length requirement and does not need to match the full title entered in Item 11 on FACE PAGE (Section 1.b) below.

1.b. SF424 (R&R) COVER COMPONENT: Fill out each section using the instructions below. Note that items that are starred (*) in the application are mandatory.
(Table of numbered data fields and instructions follows this text in FOA.)


For questions regarding this specific notice, please contact, preferably by e-mail:

Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room 2As25, MSC 6200
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-6200
Phone: 301-594-4469